Text, Image and Cultural Memory
Comparative analyis of issues surrounding cultural memory
The purpose of this project is to bridge the gaps between different disciplines in studying cultural memory.
In 2010, after a discussion with Zhu Yuanqing of the Shanghai University, it was decided to organise a conference on the topic, inviting scholars from archaeology, history, art history, textual study, history of thought and creative arts (poetry and visual art) to come together to discuss the questions of cultural memory in the light of new archaeological discoveries.
The conference took place in January 2011 in Shanghai and Fuyang; about 30 scholars from China, Taiwan, Japan, USA and Britain presented their arguments and case studies. The proceedings of the conference will be published.
- “Text, Image and Cultural Memory”, Shanghai/Fuyang, Jan. 2011
Paper presented at conference:
- “Jiaguwen and cultural memory”, Shanghai/Fuyang, Jan. 2011
- 2009: “Inscribed pieces”, in Treasures from Shanghai: Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Jades, ed. Jessica Rawson, The British Museum and The Shanghai Museum, 2009, pp. 128-131. ISBN 978 0 7141 24575
- “Representing the unrepresentable: words, images and representation”, in Wang Tao and Roderick Whitfield (eds), Art and Religion in Pre-modern China.
- “Tradition and Anti-Tradition in Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy”, in Helen Wang (ed.), The Music of Ink